Grief Resources

Alive Alone: A national nonprofit organization that offers compassionate support for families whose children are all deceased.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: In addition to work­ing to prevent suicide, AFSP provides support for those who have lost someone to suicide, and it lists U.S. and international suicide bereave­ment support groups as a public service to loss survivors.

City and County Grief Support Resources: If you do an internet search for your city and/or your county and “grief support services,” a city or county government page should appear with a “.gov” suffix. This page will provide local Department of Mental Health resources, including local grief groups, support organizations, and grief resources.

The Compassionate Friends: A national nonprofit organization with more than five hundred local chapters in all fifty states. Provides grief support groups and online support for bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents.

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services: An organization that offers sui­cide prevention services, mental health counseling, and substance use treatment. Outpatient and residential. Based in Southern California, but nationally recognized.

Dougy Center: Provides grief support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families can share their experiences before and after a death. They offer support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children who are grieving.

G.R.A.S.P. (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing): Offers un­derstanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose. A national organization with grief recovery meetings in more than one hundred locations in North America.

Military One Source: An organization that provides financial benefits, long- term support networks, and free counseling options to surviving families of deceased service members.

MISS Foundation: An international organization that provides support for family members who are experiencing the loss of a child. It trains Compassionate Bereavement Care® providers who are located all over the world, creating a network of support specialists. They offer online support groups as well as face‑to‑face support groups. They also run a Traumatic Grief Care Farm (Selah Carefarm) near Sedona, Arizona.

Modern Loss: A website that includes essays about all kinds of loss. Of­fers candid conversation and community on the long arc of loss and resil­ience. Beginners welcome.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): The national nonprofit organization offers Victim Assistance and Victim Advocates, as well as grief groups for victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800- 273- 8255 — People who are deaf or hard of hearing can text the letters “HEARME” to 839863.

Our House: A Los Angeles– based nonprofit organization that provides grief support services, education, resources, and hope. They offer adult, teen, and children grief support groups, as well as resources.

Parents of Murdered Children: A national organization that offers local grief group meetings, as well as resources and support to parents whose children have been murdered.

Survivors of Homicide: This nonprofit organization offers free counsel­ing, support groups, and advocacy. Based in Connecticut, but open to anyone.

T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors): A nonprofit organization that offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. TAPS provides a survivor helpline (800- 959- 8277), grief counseling, casework, suicide loss support, and educational assistance.

Warmlines: Similar to hotlines, they provide people with someone to talk to BEFORE they are in crisis. A warmline is a peer- run listening line staffed by people in mental health recovery themselves. There are warm­lines in almost every state. For a directory of warmlines, visit the link above.